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Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick was born #onthisday 22nd November 1428 A.D. and died 14th April 1417 A.D.

He was known as, Warwick the Kingmaker, an English administrator, nobleman and military commander. Richard was the son of the Richard Neville, 5th Earl of Salisbury, Warwick was seen as one of the most powerful and wealthiest English peers of his age, with strong political connections went beyond the kingdom’s borders.

He was one of the leaders during the Wars of the Roses and sided with Yorkist faction at first, then later switched sides to the Lancastrians. Richard was also instrumental for the deposition of two kings which led to his nickname as “King Maker”. Through different fortunes of inheritances and marriage, Warwick was central to English politics in the era of 1450s A.D.

 

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